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Adopt a Stained Glass Window

St Hilda's Window is currently sponsored by Nancy Hammond

NB Adoption is available on St Hilda's window  to run from 1/5/2020, but you can place your order immediately to secure your place. 

St Thomas's window is currently still available for sponsorship 


Our beautiful stained glass windows were installed in 1896 when the building was a catholic church. They were donated by descendants of St Thomas Percy who came, in early Norman times, from around Whitby.

They depict

    -St Hilda of Whitby, a significant figure in the history of English Christianity, and:

    -Thomas Percy, 7th Earl of Northumberland, a leader of the Rising in the North of 1569. To the Catholic Church, he was a martyr and he was beatified in 1895. 


Each item in our collection has its own curious story; from being created, travelling through different owners and uses, and ending up at Bailiffgate Museum where it starts a new life. We’d like to offer you the unique chance to help us raise essential Museum funds by choosing to adopt one of our fascinating items or displays, and become part of that story yourself.  

Adoption costs £50 a year for an individual and £100 for a company, and all proceeds go to Bailiffgate Museum to help us fund our daily running costs. 


Your donation brings you a special adoption certificate, a digital image of your object, free visits to your item, and your name credited on our website and in the display near your item.

For companies, we offer your logo on our website and a name credit near the item, an invitation to attend our special exhibition launch events throughout the year, special adoption certificate, a digital image of your object, and the chance for a photo opportunity with the item to use on your website or in local pres.

Whether as a gift for a friend, your company, or for yourself; adopting an object is a wonderful way to support your local Museum. 

To adopt an object, please look through our items for adoption and decide which you would like to adopt, selecting personal or company sponsorship* as appropriate.

You can complete your purchase by card or Paypal as desired. Each sponsorship is for 12 calendar months from the point of purchase, and brings you all the benefits detailed above. Following your adoption we will contact you to arrange final details and despatch your adoption pack. .

 NB If you wish to adopt an item for more than one year, just select the number of years as you order



Personal Adoption St Hilda's Window -1 year: £50.00
Personal Adoption St Thomas's Window: £50.00
Company Adoption St Thomas's window: £100.00
Company Adoption St Hilda's Window -1 year: £100.00

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